Blair is a small, independent press interested in publishing voices from beyond the mainstream. We publish prose and poetry by underrepresented writers such as women, people of color, authors with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ authors.
We are also interested in nonfiction works, particularly those by underrepresented writers, authors working on subject of cultural, natural, and historical interest in the American South and beyond. Prospective writers should study our existing title list to see how their subjects might fit within the interest and mission of the press.
We do not publish plays, translations, or genre fiction such as detective novels, crime novels, fantasy, or science fiction. We do not publish religious tracts, self-help books, or academic theses. We do not publish books that have already been self-published or published in their entirety. We no longer publish unsolicited children’s books. We do not, at this time, have need of illustrators or employees (though we do love volunteers!).
We accept one student intern per semester.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email.
Literary agents and authors with nonfiction book proposals should send submissions to blairsubmissions[at]gmail.com.
We welcome unsolicited fiction and memoir submissions via our three contests below.